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Among the most prestigious and competitive awards programs for architecture in the United States, the annual AIA Los Angeles Design Awards honor excellence in built work (Design Awards) and yet unbuilt (Next LA Awards). This year, they expand their recognition of our membership’s leadership in the environment, most particularly the passage of the AIA Resolution for Urgent and Sustained Climate Action by AIA members in 2019 by a vote of 4,860 to 312. To this end sustainability and performance will be considered by the Jury when evaluating  Design Awards and NextLA Award submissions rather than as a separate (COTE LA) category. *Discover more below.

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*How integration of sustainability in design will be considered in 2020:

The Common App will formalize the evaluation of design excellence that integrates sustainability with exemplary design. This year the Common App is a part of a complete awards submission package (built & unbuilt). Applicants should note that a completed description of each of the ten principals is not necessary, however, applicants can submit descriptions for as many measures as the project fulfills.

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